Aotearoa is home to over 20,000 species of insects and spiders and there are still more that need to be discovered!
The Entomological Society of New Zealand wants to make sure YOU have the tools to discover the insects and spiders that are living all around you.
There were 20 nominees vying for NZ Bug of the Year 2024 and voting closed in February, with Kahukura | NZ Red Admiral taking the win this year.
Even though the competition is now closed, you can still learn more about the nominees by visiting the official webpage (link above) and clicking on the photos of each insect, or by downloading the poster.
Younger students will enjoy the photos and colouring page templates, while older students have the opportunity to engage with citizen science using iNaturalist to identify insects in their local area.